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UPDATE: City of Cedar Falls temporarily closes six buildings

UPDATE: City of Cedar Falls now has six city buildings that will temporarily shut down from March 17th until April 10th. The buildings are Cedar Falls City Hall, Cedar Falls Public Library, Community Center, The Hearst Center for the Arts, the Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center, and the Cedar Falls Visitors Center and Tourism Office.

The City of Cedar Falls has also said that Cedar Falls Public Works and Public Safety will have limited public access as well. City staff will still be working at the facilities during this time, but will focus more on maintenance, administrative work and other non-public-facing activities.

Visit for department contact information or call City Hall at (319) 273-8600.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Four city buildings will temporarily shut down for two weeks following spring break to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus.

In a news release Friday, Mayor Rob Green announced the Cedar Falls Public Library, Community Center, the Hearst Center for the Arts, and Recreation and Fitness Center will close at the end of business on March 20th. They're set to reopen on April 4th.

Staff will still be working but "will focus their efforts on maintenance, administrative work, and other non-public-facing activities."

Green said at the time there were no plans to close any other city buildings. He expressed that his concern stemmed from the likelihood that residents would travel over spring break, increasing their potentially to be exposed to COVID-19.

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